Frequently Asked Questions

What’s pouring?

Check our Iowa City Taproom Tap List, Solon Brewpub Tap List, or follow us for the latest updates on the Facebook (Iowa City), Facebook (Solon), Instagram, or Twitter pages.

When will you be releasing my favorite beer?

Many of our specialty releases are sold exclusively in the Iowa City Taproom and Solon Brewpub and announcements are posted on social media. Follow our Iowa City Brewery Facebook page, Solon Brewpub Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter pages to get the latest beer release news.

Do you fill non-Big Grove growlers?

Yes! We will fill any growler. The only things we require are that it’s clean and that a government warning is on the growler. 

Are you pet-friendly?

We do not allow pets inside our locations unless they are service animals. In Iowa City, we do allow dogs on our patio but you MUST keep them on a leash at all times and they must be well-behaved. Our Solon patio is a very tight space and we do not allow dogs.

Is your patio open?

In Iowa City, always.
In Solon, spring through fall.

Do you sell to-go beer?

Oh yeahhhh! We sell bottles, cans, growlers, and 32oz crowlers at our taproom. For a list of what’s available, head HERE for Iowa City and HERE for Solon. If you’re looking for your very own kegs, please reach out to your local grocer or retailer and they’ll be able to get you taken care of.

Do you allow outside beer or bottle shares?

We generally do not allow outside beer or bottle shares at our taproom, but we’re a bunch of beer-loving people. That being said, we sometimes make exceptions… give us a heads up and we may be able to work something out.

Do you have food?

Our Director of Cuisine, Ben Smart, actually took home Iowa Restaurateur of the Year in 2018. Iowa City’s worldly street food-style menu can be found HERE and the Iowa-fresh flavors of the Solon Brewpub menu can be found HERE.

Can I purchase your beers over the phone or online?

We can’t ship beer (yet), unfortunately. However, you can give us a call any time in Iowa City or Solon for a curbside pick-up during regular business hours.

Do you offer brewery tours?

Sadly, not at this time (they’re so fun and we promise they will be back!).

Can I join your mailing list?

You betcha! Keep up-to-date on everything at Big Grove Brewery by signing up HERE.

Do you take reservations?

Our Solon location offers call-ahead seating. This allows you to call an hour before your party arrives and put your name on the waitlist. This will greatly reduce any wait you may experience.

Our Iowa City location does not offer call-ahead seating or reservations at this time. Please visit for private event inquiries.